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Postdoctoral Research Assistant in extracellular vesicle production


£32,817 - £40,322 p.a.

Closing date

Aug 05, 2021 12:00PM


We are seeking a full-time PDRA to join the Centre for Tissue Engineering and Bioprocessing at the Department of Engineering Science (Institute of Biomedical Engineering at Old Road Campus).  The post is funded by Jiangsu Industrial Technology Research Institute (JITRI) as part of the JITRI IMPACT Program (  and is fixed-term for one year with the possibility of extending for another year.


The post holder will be responsible for performing lab experiments under the supervision of the PI, Prof Cathy Ye. The post holder is also expected to be the JITRI Fellow and the contact point for the project. You will be responsible for analysing human mesenchymal stem cell (hMSC) culture media for secretome/extracellular vesicle production, characterisation and storage and supervising the technician in the lab, who is part of the team.


You should hold a PhD (or be close to completion) in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry or Biochemical Engineering or related area, together with relevant experience in biological nanoparticle characterisation and molecular biology techniques, in addition to experience in bioreactor for cell culture and hMSC culture and characterization,


Informal enquiries may be addressed to Prof Cathy Ye (email:


Only online applications received before midday on 5th August 2021 can be considered. You will be required to upload a covering letter/supporting statement, including a brief statement of research interests (describing how past experience and future plans fit with the advertised position), CV and the details of two referees as part of your online application.


The Department holds an Athena Swan Bronze award, highlighting its commitment to promoting women in Science, Engineering and Technology. 

Human mesenchymal stem cells, secretome, bioreactor, nanoparticle, extracellular vesicle




Contact name

Professor Hua Ye

Contact email